Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sharing My Lounger ~ Simple Pleasures

To put it bluntly, he was not the dog I wanted to share my time in the sun with. Matter of fact, at my age, I didn't want another dog, period. But … he needed us, and, in some strange way, I think we needed him. He’s my grand-dog, Diesel, and one thing he enjoys doing on sun-drenched days, is taking turns on the lounger with his Maw Maw. (Psst ... Can you tell he's my only grandchild?)

It may not seem like much of a simple pleasure, perhaps, but as Roger Caras said, “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”


Do you have a furry friend who makes you smile? Whatever simple pleasure you’ve discovered, I’m dying to hear about it. If this is your first time here, please click on the Simple Pleasures tab above before linking up. There are not many rules, but, out of respect for those who gather here, I tend to run a tight ship. And about those who gather here? They are the sweetest bloggers in blogland. Absolutely, without question!

I encourage you to mingle, but not to the point of exhaustion. Just get around to as many party-goers as suits you. Help spread the love.



23 comments:

  1. Diesel is perfectly gorgeous! What a lovely grand-dog. I had a grand-cat who stole my heart years ago but she's gone now. I still miss Ms. Toby. She was a beautiful, temperamental orange cat and a joy to us.

    S
    xo

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  2. Dear Dayle,
    You are so much more generous than I am. I can share with children, babies and although we have animals I am not good at sharing with them
    Blessings
    Gae

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  3. I'm a dog lover (cats also). Diesel is alright! He certainly looks content in your lounge chair. :)

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  4. Oh, Dayle....he's so beautiful. I'd definitely share my lounger with him :)

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  5. Oh my goodness... he is just adorable. Yes, I do have a dog that brings a smile to my face also, and a cat :-)

    ~ Maria ~

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  6. What a sweet face. I'd have a hard time waking him up, he's so cute sleeping.

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  7. Hi Dayle....I'm sure the pup enjoys the sun while sharing your lounger. Wonder if he tans. hee hee Thanks for doing this weekly party. It's nice to think of our simple pleasures.Susan

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  8. Now that's the life! What a sweet picture of your "grandchild" :)

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  9. That picture definitely made me smile. I think I look like your Deisel when I'm sprawled out on the lounger. Or at least, I fear I do.

    The furriest creature around here is the one I married, but if your daughter's dog is your grandpup, wonder what I should call my niece's cat whom I love... Guess I'll just stick to Whiskers.

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  10. Oh my goodness, Dayle, what a face. ADORABLE! He's definitely living the good life. We have two and have had two more. I think we're done though...unless we run into a face like this one. I'm such a pushover for such faces. :) Thanks for sharing that great picture.

    Enjoy your day.

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  11. I guess he's my nephew once removed? Whatever, her thinks he's a poodle.

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  12. Hi Dayle ,
    this is my first time participating in your party ! I hope my post is suitable ; my blog is indeed devoted to these simple moments in which lies the very best of Life .Diesel is gorgeous ! We have one mischievous Chocolate Lab , named Charlie /sometimes the pleasures with him are not so simple :)/
    Have a bright day !

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  13. Hi Dayle ,
    this is my first time participating in your party ! I hope my post is suitable ; my blog is indeed devoted to these simple moments in which lies the very best of Life .Diesel is gorgeous ! We have one mischievous Chocolate Lab , named Charlie /sometimes the pleasures with him are not so simple :)/
    Have a bright day !

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  14. there's something soooo cute about pups and kids sleeping....he looks soo cute lounging....I think dogs (animals) do make us whole...mine has done that for me too.

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  15. aww... I love Diesel! Such a cute face! He sure looks mighty comfy! Nice of you to share :)

    Sweet quote too. I have a special place in my heart for dogs. I hope always to have one in my life and home. Not sure how I would feel to open the front door and not have a very excited puppy happy to see me!

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  16. Dayle what a beautiful doggy ....He is needing some Vitamin D too !!! :>) what a sweet post

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  17. I love that photo of your dog. Looks so peaceful. I also love the concept of your blog party. If you enjoy thirifing, I hope you will come by and join me for 3 Thrifters Thursday.

    Jan @ BellaCasa

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  18. I've never seen that before, a dog on a sun lounger. He looks so comfy. I don't think I'd be able to tip him off either.

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  19. p.s. from Susan on Thursday. Hi Dayle. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Always love having you. Susan

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  20. That is a PERFECT pose. It really gave me a moment of simple pleasure.

    I wanted to participate in your meme today, but I was in the middle of an article and the deadline is tomorrow.

    So maybe next week, we'll join in the fun.

    Wishing you joy-filled moments all week......

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  21. Dayle,
    Well he certainly looks comfortable! I'm sure he thinks you put it there just for him! :)
    Thank you for your nice comment on my book blurb, coming from you it is quite a compliment!

    ~Jean

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